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BWW Review: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT...NOW CHANGE! at Up-Stage Photo BWW Review: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT...NOW CHANGE! at Up-Stage
by Lindsey Rusling - Nov 4, 2019

I Love You, You're Perfect....Now Change! is an upbeat, Off Broadway musical revue that ran for more than 5000 performances from 1996-2008. Traditionally set in New York in the late-20th Century this production is an updated version for 2018. The show takes us through numerous vignettes that depict life in terms of love and romance. The themes are glimpses into the reality of life and love - the Manhattan dating scene, mid-life suburban marriage and old age and all the humour, hurt and beautifully ragged emotion it entails. Jimmy Roberts' perky music with book and adorably humble lyrics by Joe DiPietro are cute, funny, poignant and totally relatable. It holds up a mirror with a gentle, warm and charming hand and encourages us to laugh at ourselves.

Chase What Flies Presents William Shakespeare's Hilarious And Heartfelt LOVE'S LABOUR Photo Chase What Flies Presents William Shakespeare's Hilarious And Heartfelt LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

From the team that brought you last year's chilling and poignant production of RICHARD the SECOND comes a hilarious and heartwarming new venture: William Shakespeares Love's Labour's Lost. LA classical theatre ensemble Chase What Flies welcomes you to the court of Navarre, where love is forbidden (and all but inevitable). Come join some of Shakespeares most lovable oddballs as they navigate big feelings, big plans, and the uncertainty of life.

Chase What Flies Presents William Shakespeare's Hilarious And Heartfelt LOVE'S LABOUR Photo Chase What Flies Presents William Shakespeare's Hilarious And Heartfelt LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by Julie Musbach - Nov 16, 2018

From the team that brought you last year's chilling and poignant production of RICHARD the SECOND comes a hilarious and heartwarming new venture: William Shakespeares Love's Labour's Lost. LA classical theatre ensemble Chase What Flies welcomes you to the court of Navarre, where love is forbidden (and all but inevitable). Come join some of Shakespeares most lovable oddballs as they navigate big feelings, big plans, and the uncertainty of life.

Chase What Flies to Explore Personhood & Power in RICHARD II Photo Chase What Flies to Explore Personhood & Power in RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Fresh from their celebrated and sold-out run of Cymbeline last November, LA's newest classical theatre ensemble, Chase What Flies, presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD the SECOND, a timely tale of misrule and rebellion, performed at Hollywood's Studio/Stage Theatre, November 17th-December 3rd.

Chase What Flies to Explore Personhood & Power in RICHARD II Photo Chase What Flies to Explore Personhood & Power in RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Fresh from their celebrated and sold-out run of Cymbeline last November, LA's newest classical theatre ensemble, Chase What Flies, presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD the SECOND, a timely tale of misrule and rebellion, performed at Hollywood's Studio/Stage Theatre, November 17th-December 3rd.

Photo Flash: First Look at MainStreet Theatre Company's THE WITCHES Photo Photo Flash: First Look at MainStreet Theatre Company's THE WITCHES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2017

Staff urges all patrons to the Playhouse and the Library to be vigilant - and to purchase tickets to MainStreet Theatre Company's production of Roald Dahl's The Witches, opening October 14th and running through October 29th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Evil Witches Squelch Children at the Lewis Family Playhouse! Photo Evil Witches Squelch Children at the Lewis Family Playhouse!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2017

City Staff have reported an unusual sight around the halls of the Lewis Family Playhouse. Normal-seeming women have been seen squelching unsuspecting children, who then seem to disappear forever. In some instances, instead of being squelched, children have been rumored to be transformed into other creatures, including mice! Staff urges all patrons to the Playhouse and the Library to be vigilant and to purchase tickets to MainStreet Theatre Company's production of Roald Dahl's The Witches, opening October 14th and running through October 29th.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ryan Asher
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 14, 2017

Today's subject Ryan Asher is currently living her theatre life onstage at Kennedy Center's Theater Lab as one of the company members for The Second City's Almost Accurate Guide to America: Divided We Stand. The production runs through August 13th.

THANKSGIVING Will Play Four Encore! Producer's Award Performances
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2017

Samovar Subway Ensemble's Hollywood Fringe Festival production of Thanksgiving, a world premiere comedy by Tiffany Cascio, is the winner of three Fringe Awards (out of five nominations) and also received Pick of the Fringe designation from Combined Artform and Fringe Management. The acclaimed comedy will play four Encore! Producers' Award performances on Friday, July 14 at 8pm; Sunday, July 16 at 2pm; Saturday, July 22 at 2pm; and Sunday, July 23 at 2pm. Running time is 90 minutes.

BWW Review: THE SECOND CITY'S ALMOST ACCURATE GUIDE TO AMERICA DIVIDED WE STAND at The Kennedy Center
by Jenny Minich - Jun 27, 2017

Unlike in your real life, there is someone onstage able to give voice to your concerns and make you laugh when you feel like you want to cry. The Second City wants you to know you're not alone!

Samovar Subway Ensemble Presents THANKSGIVING At The Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Samovar Subway Ensemble has announced a Hollywood Fringe Festival production of Thanksgiving, a world premiere play by Tiffany Cascio and directed by Kitty Lindsay.

Photo Flash: First Look at MainStreet Theatre Company's THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

MainStreet Theatre Company begins the New Year with a stage adaptation of The Secret Garden, the beloved 1911 book by Frances Hodgson Burnet. The award-winning adaptation stays true to the original novel, which has been inspiring and delighting generations of children for more than 100 years. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Improvised Musical Parody SHAMILTON Shakes Up the Windy City Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

NYC has SPAMILTON, and now Chicago is getting in on the HAMILTON parody game!

Photo Flash: First Look at MainStreet Theatre Company's THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

MainStreet Theatre Company begins the New Year with a stage adaptation of The Secret Garden, the beloved 1911 book by Frances Hodgson Burnet. The award-winning adaptation stays true to the original novel, which has been inspiring and delighting generations of children for more than 100 years. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

MainStreet Theatre Company to Start 2017 with THE SECRET GARDEN
by Julie Musbach - Jan 14, 2017

MainStreet Theatre Company begins the New Year with a stage adaptation of The Secret Garden, the beloved 1911 book by Frances Hodgson Burnet. The award- winning adaptation stays true to the original novel, whichhas been inspiring and delighting generations of children for over 100 years.

Chicago Improv Group Baby Wants Candy to Debut at Second City This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

'Baby Wants Candy,' Chicago's celebrated comedy institution announces today its move to Judy's Beat Lounge at The Second City Training Center (230 W. North Ave) for a limited run, starting January 7 and running through March 25, 2017.

Chicago Improv Group Baby Wants Candy to Debut at Second City This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

'Baby Wants Candy,' Chicago's celebrated comedy institution announces today its move to Judy's Beat Lounge at The Second City Training Center (230 W. North Ave) for a limited run, starting January 7 and running through March 25, 2017.

Improvised Musical Parody SHAMILTON to Shake Up the Windy City This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

NYC has SPAMILTON, and now Chicago is getting in on the HAMILTON parody game!

Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984
by Liz Cearns - Oct 5, 2016

"War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength."  Greenway Arts Alliance Presents: George Orwell's 1984, directed by Kate Jopson as the first production of their novel to stage program Greenway Reads. 300 Fairfax High School students are reading the novel and will attend matinee's of the theatrical production. The adaptation by Alan Lyddiard creates an interactive and engaging experience for audience members. Jopson said, "We're trying to create an immersive experience. The elements of the play and its themes are all around us in the real world. We try to emphasize that and as soon as you arrive at the theater there's not anywhere you're not in the set of 1984, even in the lobby and bathrooms."  

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET Through the Lens of the Middle East by Way of Topanga Canyon
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 5, 2016

Not even a wall can keep these lovers apart. This particular wall happens to be in modern-day East Jerusalem and as Theatricum Botanicum's production of ROMEO AND JULIET commences, chaos ignites at a checkpoint that divides Israel and Palestine. It is a city that has seen struggle for thousands of years and for one Muslim boy named Romeo and one Jewish girl named Juliet, not even their innocence can change the course of this story.

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